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High Path Update

I recently met with representatives of the High Path Community Association to discuss their concerns about Circle Housing Merton Priory (CHMP). They have ongoing concerns about the maintenance and repair services and the plans for regeneration of the High Path. 

Community Clear Up Day

 Last Saturday, March 21st was Keep Britain Tidy Day. I was delighted to lead a Community #ClearUpDay in South Wimbledon and I was pleased that some 25 people turned up and we fanned out from Nelson Gardens across South Wimbledon. What we found was amazing; there was a credit card, driving licences, shopping trolleys, jeans and sheets amongst numerous cans, crisp packets and sweet papers. After two hours of hard work, over 50 bags of rubbish were collected. There was a general agreement that this should become a regular fixture and I intend to arrange another session later in the year.

The Nelson Hospital Reopens Next Week

 Next week the Nelson Hospital will re-open. I am delighted after years of dithering, the Nelson has been designed, financed, built and now opened in the last four years. I am convinced it will be a huge asset to the local community.

Visit to Merton Dementia Hub

Last week I visited the Merton Dementia Hub. The Hub is a centre for dementia sufferers and carers to meet others. They also hold a number of educational and club type sessions. There is also a treatment room for the use of doctors, dentists and chiropodists etc.  We are lucky that in this Borough we have the first such facility.

Clear up Day - South Wimbledon

Love your local area! Come join your neighbours and me, as we help clean up South Wimbledon as part of Community Clear Up Day 2015. We need volunteers to help us collect litter and rubbish across South Wimbledon. 

Vineyard Hill Surgery - Will Stay Open

Patients at Vineyard Hill Surgery in Wimbledon will be able to continue to receive primary care services at the surgery thanks to a new GP partnership.

Harris Wimbledon Free School

The Government’s free school policy is bringing hope and choice across London as well as raising standards.

Crossrail 2 Meeting

Last Thursday, I organised a meeting for local residents with TfL and Network Rail to discuss the safeguarding proposals for Crossrail 2. The meeting was incredibly popular and I am sorry if you were unable to make it inside the hall. Unfortunately, with short notice given by TFL, we were unable to secure a venue with larger capacity.